Don’t trust in the ostrich approach – it won’t work

Posted By on January 29th, 2019

It is all too real a truth that when it comes to thinking about the negative things that could happen, many of us are guilty of adopting the ‘it won’t happen to me’ approach. And if we think this when it comes to our personal lives you can be sure that many a business owner has thought ‘it won’t happen to my business’ when it comes to the likelihood of a disaster striking.

But at First Recovery we don’t advocate this approach – as the title of this blog states we always advise our clients not to ‘take the ostrich approach’ as we call it. It won’t work! When it comes to possible disasters and the impact they can have on your business the best approach is to prepare and have a plan in place for if the worst should happen.

As specialist providers of disaster recovery services since 2003, we know that disasters come in many shapes and forms. From a burst pipe flooding your premises and ruining your stock, to a fire causing damage which means you can’t use your normal business premises right through to weather events causing significant harm there are many possibilities to plan for.

Don’t fall in to the trap of thinking they won’t happen to you or your business. Disaster can strike any business at any time. The most important thing that you can do as a small business when it comes to disaster planning is to recognise the potential disasters that could affect your business and what impact they may have.

Once you have identified the potential disasters you can then start to plan and importantly put a business continuity plan in place. This will detail exactly how you will cope when disaster strikes – this should put paid to any panic setting in if the worst should happen and allow you to calmly deal with a given situation. In turn, this will allow you to act quickly and give your business the best chance of survival – as our recent blog about acting quickly when disaster strikes explains.